Monday, September 26, 2011
Musings on Flash - RIP
Having a caged animal, in this case, a gekko, living in the house with me has never really sat comfortably. Even though I did console myself that if he were wandering free in the jungle, a larger animal would probably have stood on him or gobbled him whole long ago.
Perhaps Flash had lived a long life before he came to live with us (my thirteen year old didn't enquire his age when he bought Flash three months ago with birthday money) and had come to his natural end.
Perhaps the routine my son upheld, as best as he could, was not enough:
*Soil sieved daily
*Tape worms purchased and fed manually every couple days to Flash
*Water changed daily
*Soil purchased and changed weekly
*Flash walked every couple of days
*Light simulating daylight turned on and off morning and night.
We are observing a period of mourning.
As for me - I'm tempted to think that being caged for life was a worse option, that maybe Flash has chosen the better route.